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Obsidian Reserve Syrah 2013

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$85.00
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Tasting Notes

Appearance
Bright purple in the glass.

Bouquet
Lifted aromas of blackberry along with hints of ripe plums and spice.

Palate
This is a medium bodied wine showing an abundance of sweet fruit and ripe silky tannins. The oak is well judged and contributes to the persistent finish.

Cellaring
Approachable now but will reward careful cellaring for up to 10 years

Production

Variety:

Syrah

Region:
Onetangi Valley, Obsidian Vineyard, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ

Season:

Vintage 2013:

Growing conditions: A warm dry early spring saw an even bud burst across all varieties.  There was a brief unsettled period which coincided with flowering and resulted in lighter than usual crop levels in most blocks.  The summer of 2013 was incredibly dry and warm; this combined with the meagre crop levels has created a vintage that will go down as one of the best ever.

Harvest:

Hand picked on the 9th April 2013.

Vinification:

The majority of the fruit was destemed to open-top fermenters, while around 10% was added directly to the fermenters as whole bunches. Twice daily plunging during fermentation before an extended maceration period post fermentation. The wine was aged in 40% new French barrels for 14 months before a light fining and bottling.

Analysis:

Alcohol: 14%
TA: 5.5g/L
pH: 3.73
Winemaker: Michael Wood


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